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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by donsor, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. donsor

    donsor Thread Starter

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    In my main drive list of folders, there were two files which are similar but I don't what's the difference.
    One lists as "Program Files" and the other "Program Files (x86)". The contents seem similar. I know that the one with (x86) has something to do with the OS which is Win7 Ultimate 64Bit.
     
  2. ayush-bhattarai

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    Both are system files. The main diffrence is that your apps that you install will remain at (x86) one (by defult)
     
  3. Triple6

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    If you have two Program Files directories it means you have a 64-bit operating system. The "Program Files" directory is the 64-bit folder and the "Program Files (x86)" directory is the 32-bit directory. You need both of them.
     
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